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Dawn Primarolo: The enterprise investment scheme (EIS) provides tax relief to individuals who invest in certain unquoted, trading companies. Most trades qualify, as long as they are conducted on a commercial basis, but some are excluded, including those involving leasing or hiring. Companies whose trade involves these activities to a substantial degree do not qualify under EIS.
Car clubs are unlikely to qualify under the EIS. Many of them are organised on a not-for-profit basis and so are not trading on a commercial basis with a view to profit. And to the extent that car clubs are trading on a commercial basis with a view to profit, their trade would generally involve the leasing or hiring of vehicles.
establishing a national macroeconomic framework to promote economic stability; and
devolving significant responsibilities, including aspects of economic decision-making, to each of the countries.
The ONS has published nominal gross value added of each of the four countries of the United Kingdom up until 2004. These figures show that all the countries' economies have grown strongly. Since 1997, the output per person has grown each year, on average, by between 4.4 per cent. and 4.9 per cent., as shown in the following table. Employment levels have also grown substantially in each country.
|Table 1. Countries' economic performance.|
|Average annual nominal growth rate (1997-2004)||Change in employment level (1997-2005)|
Mr. McLoughlin: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Paymaster General will reply to my letters of 14 March and 25 April 2006 concerning constituents Mr. and Mrs. Shirley of Belper, Derbyshire, and their claim for tax credits. 
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recommendations the Citizen Information Project made on two-way data sharing with (a) the National Identity Register and (b) other public sector databases. 
Miss Kirkbride: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether (a) his Department or (b) its (i) executive agencies and (ii) non-departmental bodies use the services of private debt collectors. 
John Healey: Neither the Treasury nor any of its agencies or non-departmental public bodies use private debt collectors. HM Revenue and Customs does have limited powers to use external bailiff companies for debt collection. HMRC currently uses these for some aspects of debt collection for indirect taxes and, in certain circumstances, for the service of legal documents.
John Healey: I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer I gave to the hon. Members for Sutton and Cheam (Mr. Burstow) and for Monmouth (David T.C. Davies) on 6 July 2005, Official Report, column 433W. The Treasurys spending on advertising in 2005-06 was £3,115,000; £3 million of this was the media spend (excluding VAT) within a publicity campaign running from September 2006 to March 2006 to raise awareness of Stakeholder savings and investment products.
Ms Katy Clark: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) women and (b) men are employed in the Department; what the average pay was for (i) women and (ii) men in the Department in (A) 1997 and (B) 2006; what womens average pay is as a percentage of mens average pay; and how many (1) women and (2) men the Department employed in each of the last five years, broken down by grade. 
|Figures as at January 2006|
|Women (£)||Men (£)||Female salary as percentage of male salary|
|Staff in post figures for the last five years|
|1 April 2005|
|1 April 2004|
|1 April 2003|
|1 April 2002|
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